November 07, 2006

Devastations Continue Tour, Apologize to Toronto

When the band Devastations couldn't make it to their Toronto date due to circumstances beyond their control, the band's singer, Conrad Standish, felt compelled to explain and apologize to expectant Toronto fans. Here's what Mr Standish wrote:

hey there,

conrad from devastations here. basically just wanted to say how sorry we are that we now don't have the chance to play your fair city. unfortunately this was totally out of our hands. one of the headliners on this tour pulled out very unexpectedly after only two shows, leaving us all high and dry. this then threw the rest of the tour into question, thus, the gig was cancelled at the 11th hour.

we are obviously disappointed that this happened, and will endeavor to make it back to toronto as soon as humanly possible. there really was nothing that we could have done about this, nor could we have foreseen this happening.

again we will make it up to you next time in toronto, and we will be open to
playing requests. maybe.

with love,
conrad, tom, hugo and nigel
devs xx

Now, on behalf of Toronto, I accept their apology... and please come back soon, guys.


Devastations new album, Coal, was released on Brassland on October 24th.
And it's available from Emusic, and iTunes.

Here is a sample track + sex & mayhem [mp3]

Read *Sixeyes review of Coal
Read *Sixeyes interview with Devs guitarist, Tom Carlyon

The band is currently wrapping up their debut US tour w/ The Drones and here are the remaining dates. Please go see these bands, it'll be good for your soul and it'll help them defray the costs of renting a drum kit and amplifiers.

November 2006
- Tu 11/7 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry (w/ The Drones)
- Fr 11/10 - Vancouver, CANADA - Media Club (w/ The Drones)
- Sa 11/11 - Seattle, WA - Crocodile Club (w/ The Drones)
- Su 11/12 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir (w/ The Drones)
- Tu 11/14 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill (w/ The Drones)
- We 11/15 - Los Angeles, CA - Club NME @ Spaceland (w/ The Drones)
- Fr 11/17 - San Diego, CA - Casbah (w/ The Drones)

December 2006
- Su 12/10 - London, UNITED KINGDOM - Luminaire (w/ Damien Jurado)
- Tu 12/12 - Brussels, BELGIUM - Botanique
- We 12/13 - Gronigen, NETHERLANDS - Vera
- Th 12/14 - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - Cul De Sac
- Fr 12/15 - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - State X New Forms Festival
- Su 12/17 - Munich, GERMANY - Atomic Cafe
- Mo 12/18 - Cologne, GERMANY - Prime Club
- Tu 12/19 - Hamburg, GERMANY - Moltow
- We 12/20 - Berlin, GERMANY - Magnet
- Th 12/21 - Dresden, GERMANY - Star Club